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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:05 pm 
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Well all this charger mess got me got me doing some research and I went ahead and upgraded the firmware in my PowerLab8 to see how it would do charging HV packs. I got the firmware upgraded to 3.33 from 3.31 and added a couple presets. One I changed from their Blend 427 to 425 to max out at 4.25V/cell and then I added the Blend 435 settings. What I am thinking of doing is making one of the NiCd Presets to this same Blend 425, turning my current Blend 425 back to Blend 427, and setting up a Blend 425 storage charge preset and also a Blend 435 storage charge preset if I can find another slot.

First I need to figure out if you do the storage charge on HV LiPo batteries differently though.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:59 am 
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Wow, I had no idea chargers were getting so high tech! :o

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:48 pm 
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I am still working on getting back in to the swing of things and spending time working on stuff. I had some stuff to do for work so I was limited in time. I decided to break out the program card I bought for the HW FlyFun ESC and set the start to 'very soft.'

We will see how it goes...


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:43 pm 
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Tonight I started working on getting the cyclic servos setup. I began by putting the balls on the control horns and then I plugged in the servos to the Brain 2 and started working on the transmitter setup. I need to read back through this thread to see what I did to adjust the gain via the transmitter on the PROTOS.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:53 pm 
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I'm still slowly working on the programming for the 14SG and the brain. I found the video with the details but I just haven't gotten through it yet.

I did make it to the field today and I flew the DeJaVu twice. I accidentally forgot my generator so I couldn't recharge. I was working on my rudder for the DeJaVu on both flights but more so the second flight. I was having a bit of trouble maintaining a straight line when doing any maneuver. I might have to look at the trimming guide to get it fined tuned. Other than that the maneuvers were OK.

Our new club member also came out about the time I was leaving. He was trimming one of his planes with the FrSky Horus 10S (I think). He is quite the pilot...


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:35 pm 
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That's a great looking plane! Did he have anything in particular to say about the Horus?

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Not really. He had flown the plane the day before on his Graupner and then switched it over to the Horus.

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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:05 pm 
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Well, 2 of the servos are in...


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:03 pm 
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I was able to spend a little time working on the 516 tonight. I got the third cyclic servo and the rudder servo installed and also the anti-rotation bracket.

The next step was to glue the ends on the tail pushrod and I'll see about doing that among some other steps hopefully tomorrow. Or I might get that setup and work on replacing the axle on the EF Edge.


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 Post subject: Re: The Notorious B.E.N. Flying/Building/Repairing Blog
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Last night started with getting the tail pushrod ends glued to the carbon fiber rod. The manual stated to use 30 minute epoxy but I've always used JB Weld for this in the past so that's the route I went. I began by sanding the ends to get good adhesion, mixed up the JB Weld, applied it to both the inside of the pushrod ends and the pushrod, and then cleaned up the excess with denature alcohol. After everything was cleaned up, I put some masking tape on it to hold the ends in place.

Next step is to assemble the rotor head so I might order some battery packs today as I am getting close to finishing up. I still need to setup the control horns and do the linkages but that's something I'll wait and do when I'm ready to put the Soko Heli Tool on the 516.

Next up I worked on the EF Edge 540. I removed the old axles and installed the new ones. I did this with the plane sitting on an aircraft on its side on a Robart stand. After that I put the wheels on centering them on the axles in order to fit the replacement wheel pants. To do this I leveled the fuse using a bubble level where the canopy goes and then aligned the wheels pants to be visually level. I measured the rear tip of the wheel pant so I could make them match and then marked on the pant where to drill the hole for the blind nut used to hold them in place with the GP center marking tool. Once I had everything ready to go, I put the Edge back on it's side on the Robart stand and inspected everything to make sure it was correct. Once I was satisfied, I moved it back to the landing gear with the tail propped up and level. After the wheel pants were back where they needed to be, I put a little canopy glue along the top edge where the wheel pant and landing gear meet. I do this to help hold the wheel pant where I want it and it helps with keeping them from moving while flying.

So all I need to do tonight is put the Edge back on it's side on the Robart stand and loctite both the wheel pant retaining bolts and the set screws on the wheel collars. I will move the wheels as close to the landing gear as I can without them hitting the wheel pants to minimize stress on the axles. After all this, I just need to check the torque on the prop bolts and go fly!


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